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Men's ZOOM Bible Study

Saturday mornings 8am – 9am

This Saturday will be week 5 of our study over the Minor Prophets!

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Women's ZOOM Bible Study

Tuesday evenings 7pm – 8pm

This coming Tuesday will be week 5 of our study of Philippians through Jennie Allen’s study Get Out of Your Head (no books required).

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Elder - Kenny McWhirter

Name: Kenny McWhirter

About me: I am 58 years old, I am a hair dresser of 40 years here in New Albany and I enjoy being active especially while outside. Camping, hiking and kayaking are just a few things I like to do.

About my family: My wife’s name is Rachel and we have four grown children, Niki, Reggi, Evan and Sofie. We are blessed with 7 amazing grandkids, Penelope, Sebastian, Mackade, Aniston, Lincoln, Knox, and Brooks.


Fun facts

Favorite ice cream flavor: Graeters Black Raspberry Chip

Favorite dream vacation destination: Anywhere tropical.  I love waking up early and walking on the beach as the sun comes up.

Favorite board/card game: I’m not great at cards of any kind but I’m pretty hard to beat at a good game of Sequence 😉

Favorite movie/TV show: The Matrix and Survivor

Favorite Bible verse: Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.


How long have you attended Forward? Since the very beginning when it first started in our living room!

How long have you been on elder board? I have been an elder at Forward Church for around 4 years.

In what ways do you volunteer at Forward?  I love teaching Propel Middle School on Sunday mornings, I love singing on the worship team, serving on the elder board, I am a Starting Point Guide, Outreach team, Creative team and sometimes I help on the greeting team. I try to jump in anywhere I can.

Tell us about a time that was especially meaningful for you in your time of ministry at Forward. I have several moments that really stick out in my mind but my favorite things would be praying with church family for their loved ones to come to Christ and then being able to be a witness when that prayer is answered! As well, every time I serve on the worship team and am able to look out at all of our church family worshipping, there are few things better than that.  And when I am teaching the Propel Middle School kids and you can see when they are “getting it”.  Those are all great moments!


1 Peter 4:10, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:”

We’re encouraging and challenging everyone to take the step to get connected in serving on a team with us at Forward! We have many opportunities to serve:

  • forKids (Nursery, Toddlers/Twos, The Clubhouse/Pre-K, God City/K-1st, The Dig/2nd-5th)
  • Propel Middle (meets Sunday mornings) and Propel High (meets Wednesday evenings)
  • Greeters and Ushers
  • Starting Point Guides
  • Security Team
  • Tech Team
  • Outreach Team
  • Prayer Team
  • Parking Team

For any area you may be interested in or want more information on, click the “Serve With Us!” button below and we’ll get you started!

Also, if you’re interested in helping out with events as we have them, you can click the “Event Volunteer Opportunities” button below to find ways to serve!

Serve With Us!Event Volunteer Opportunities

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If you need any kind of help, especially with grocery shopping, please contact Brittany and one of our Elders or Staff will make sure you get what you need!

If you or someone you know needs prayer, please reach out to Brittany, your Homegroup leader or any staff or elder.

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Week of November 1, 2020

  • Weekly Need- $7,480
  • Last Week’s Giving- $6,947
  • Year to Date Need- $329,120
  • Year to Date Giving- $296,269
  • Shortfall- $32,851
Why We Give How to Give

Chest Of Joash

The Chest of Joash provides an opportunity to give above and beyond the normal tithe. The money from it goes directly to work needed done on our building.

In 2 Chronicles 24 we find Joash repairing the temple and a chest was set outside of it for people to bring a tithe that was used to pay the workers restoring the temple. Verse 10 says, “And all the princes and all the people rejoiced and brought their tax and dropped it into the chest until they had finished.”

A huge THANK YOU to all of you who have joyfully donated just as the Israelite officials and people did!

With money that has been raised in the Chest of Joash over the past 3 years ($50,089 since January 2017!), we have been able to

  • Build a ramp off of our sidewalk for those with a handicap
  • Dedicate parking spots in our parking lot with Handicap and First Time Visitor signs
  • Seal our roof to repair several leaks
  • Paint the exterior of the building along with the barn wood design and Forward Church signage
  • Build classrooms in our back hallway for Bible studies and other classes to take place
  • Pave and stripe our parking lot
  • Expand our worship space to provide room for more people during COVID 19 social distancing restrictions

You can give to the Chest of Joash by clicking the button below and selecting “Chest of Joash” in the drop down menu.

Chest of Joash Giving